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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
budgets put together, how is increasing that increasing our security? paul ryan said that the terrorists would be afraid of us if we spent more money. >> there is another angle to this, the game change would have been if governor romney had gone to the true conservative position where he said, i want to get out of afghanistan earlier. if he becomes president the military is not going to want a long-term counter insurgency in afghanistan. the country wants us out and the president can do more to get us out quicker. other than that it's complete pandering to the neo-cons. >> eliot: afghanistan, iran, syria, mitt romney is 0-for-3 good rhetoric, zero in substance. let's talk about libya which has been the hot spot with the horror of the bengahzi consulate. this has been the biggest problem for the white house where you have the strategy. >> yes. >> eliot: it seems at a political level mitt romney is capitalizing on what appears to be a moment of weakness by the administration but is not libya in essence a success story. >> yes, it's difficult for romney to talk about. he says today we're st
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the goods. they just don't have a plan that addings up. in fact, paul ryan will tell you i don't want to do the math. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the time. it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> cenk: oh really too long. well we'll break it down for you in the next segment. then some of holy spirit's top liberals are going after the teacher's union, and there is a trick behind that. find out who is financing the movie. we'll have that later in the movie. [ laughing ] >> try it again. >> i can't. >> i think there are real problems inside the and good luck. ♪ >> cenk: of course, the debates start this week. the first one is on wednesday and it will be covering here on current with vice president al gore and myself and the rest of the fun gang. everyone is discussing who is going to win the debates and can romney knock out president obama because he needs a knock knockout punch etc. you got to understand something. these debates are not for rhetorical customerses. facts matter. that's problem number one for the republicans. they don't have fac
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
and the president wrapping up final debate practice yesterday, joe biden was in north carolina and paul ryan in iowa. they traded jabs over the middle class. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been buried. we agree. >> mitt romney is under pressure to give more details into both his tax reform proposal and plans for the middle class. yesterday, he finally offered up an idea saying in order to pay for his reform each taxpayer would have a limit on how much they could deduct. the number he threw out was $17,000 and compared that to a bucket saying you can take whatever deductions you want but once you hit $17,000 that's it. we heard his plan for undocumented immigrants. he would not revoke the temporary limitations adopted by the president but if elected there would be no more protections. we're coming back after the break. >> i wouldn't be where i am today if it wasn't for capella university. i go to work every day and know that i make a difference. when patients leave this office they have hope in their eyes. it make me feel like i'm really doi
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
collector is talking. paul ryan has a hard time doing his math homework and best of all, a man with a doubly phallic name has endorsed governor romney. first, here's lisa. >> good morning everyone. it's not about whether you win or lose. it's how you play the game unless you're running for president then it is about winning but not according to mitt romney. in his version of reality where the polls are made up and the results don't matter he says the debates are about something bigger than winning. they're a chance for each candidate to present their funeral path to -- their future path to america. the president has said something very similar. his campaign said do not expect any big attacks because mr. obama just wants to continue his conversation with the american people. but romney is still prepping some zingers nonetheless. we may have got an bit of a preview in denver. here's a look. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. what does the president have to say to all of this? he says f
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
those cuts because he supports the ryan budget. on social security, why don't you pott point out -- point out the republican party wants to privatize it. i wanted to be the head coach speaking into president obama's ear. i read the transcript. the transcript is factually the president will be fine there. you know, it looked like he was not prepared for mitt romney etch-a-sketching his way out of this debate. that's really what mitt romney did. he grabbed his etch-a-sketch we've been waiting for it. he literally became a totally different politician with different views. his $5 trillion tax plan, you know he said only embrace teachers. he talked about how regulation was essential. these are all views and positions that romney has never supported over the course of the 18 months. i think that was really surprising and i think that actually shook the president a bit and he didn't really know how to deal with it. is the president just going to sit over there and call romney a liar? that's not necessarily helpful.
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
. we can't afford to go back to the policie bush and dick cheney and paul ryan. but i say this as a strong obama supporter, he didn't win last night's debate. he did not meet up to our expectations. i think he let us all down. i hate to say it. look romney came to play. i think -- romney came to play and president obama stayed home. listen. i looked at it not just as an obama supporter but as somebody who loves debate and has made a living out of debating. and started out -- look, in -- i was on the debate team in high school. i the debate team -- in delaware. i was on the debate team at niagara university. when i went to college. i coached debate. my father judged high school in philadelphia. i debated on crossfire on the spin room, on msnbc. i've debated on the road with bob novack ay and bill crystal and mary madeline and you name them. armstrong williams. alan keys, i can't remember all of the conservatives i've been on the road with. so debate is sort of my thing. i'm sorry to say it, on points
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
policy center. romney's fuzzy math has put his surrogates in a bit of a tough spot. here is paul ryan trying to explain the impossible on fox us in yesterday. >> how much does that cost? >> it's revenue neutral. >> it's not revenue neutral unless you take away deductions. and we'll get to that. the first half lowering the tax rates does that cost $5 trillion -- >> no. >> you haven't given me the math. >> oh, it would take me too long to go through the math. >> come on i don't have the time to tell you how the math works. then he follows that awkward statement with another statement today. >> i like chris. i didn't want to get into all of any math of this because everybody would start changing the channel. >> jennifer: kind of funny. i isn't know candidates were worried about fox news ratings, and it wasn't just paul ryan having difficulty with this issue. governor bob mcdonald today was also at a loss to explain this math. >> where is the mat and is mitt romney going to be undepressure to produce specifics. >> first that's a laughable question. the question is how
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
. the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan. it's reporteded that the president called the vice president and said hey, joe, i didn't show up my for debate last week. be sure to show up for you. a lot of pressure on the vice president. and here is lisa ferguson now in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everybody. mitt romney has a big foreign policy speech this morning and the obama campaign is saying bring it on. romney speaks in lexington today where he is a couple of goals. one he needs to comeback in the foreign policy this year especially after he insulted several countries in his word tour earlier this year. we are expecting him to encourage intervening in syria and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back however. and the president is managing to poke a little fun at himself. here he is last night. >> obama: they just perform flaw leslie, fight after fight. i can't always say th
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> look some of us have a very difficult life, we are trying to defeat romney and ryan and right-wing extremism, and trying to buck up this president, get him to stand up and say what the american people want to hear; is that he is going to defend them take on the big money, take on wall street in a meaningful way, and protect working families. >> eliot: yep. >> so we're working in two directions. >> eliot: you are exactly right. and one little piece of evidence that what you see as the hidden or not so hidden mission of the republican party is in the short clip we played just before you came on which is orrin hatch's statement when he refers to the wealthiest people in our country as the most productive members of society. >> if our friends on wall street were all so productive why did they drag us into this horrendous recession for which they had to be bailed out by the middle class of this country. the bottom line here is more tax cuts for the wealthy is not only obscene, eliot in my view it is really bad economics. >> eliot: so you have diagnosed it, explained it
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
to the vice presidential debate. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i think ryan is doing a dudy in his pants. someone has changed his nappy. >> you can't ask me questions. [ baby crying ] [ whining. ] >> don't ask me no questions i won't tell you no lies. >> stephanie: yeah. i saw the president in l.a. live. and i think he has his mojo back. >> absolutely. >> ah it's the bag -- >> stephanie: it's idiotic national figures saying things like larry the landslide lizard and stuff like that. [ buzzer ] >> way to go, steph. >> stephanie: nicely done. thanks for the depressing turnout. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: in the first national poll, governor romney now up by four points. you are right, jim, a lot of them were -- it's just sort of incredible. 49 to 45. and a lot of these as you said chris don't batter a lot. >> the battleground state polls are tightening but the majority still favor obama. >> there were over 300 -- now they are below 270. still ahead, but that's huge. >> stephanie: and some of the polling also a little over
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
of that issue. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan promised to focus on the family that he and romney would allocate the proper resources to prevent gay men and woman from having equal rights. isn't that wonderful eddie? all right. did you see this story. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: road kill found in kentucky chinese restaurant. >> yeah. >> that's like having sushi? ohio. >> stephanie: an eastern kentucky inspector shut down the restaurant aftering finding road kill in the restaurant. >> what was it a possum. >> it was a deer. >> stephanie: customers complained to the health department after they saw employees dragging a dead deer into then restaurant. >> i don't know about sweet and sour venison. >> stephanie: the owner said he planned to feed the deer to his family. >> okay. sure. >> i'll have this kung pow possum. >> stephanie: so that happened. that's the name of john fugelsang's new show. hey, j.d. >> caller: hey. i watched the debate the other night, and i just kind of observed quite a bit. obama seemed like he was trying to keep
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Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
is an awareness on the part of the romney-ryan team that their programs are not popular with the american people. they're fudging as fast as they can. >> eliot: let's talk politician. you're right. he began as a moderate governor who knows what in his heart of hearts, none of us can really know. he moves so far right to the primary season then amazed everyone when he chose paul ryan as number two. that was signing an oath of allegiance to the far right. that was not going to work and then he swings back to the middle. why did it take him this long to realize this? >> the republican party has many factions and fractions. they're losing and they're coming back for this election. mitt romney is a vehicle. you pointed out obama's hall in the money front. i read that romney is hauling in for the debate. he wants deregulation and benefits for the .01%. you're seeing that happen, and the tea party is willing to sit back and be quiet because they want to a winning candidate. >> eliot: they've made a fundamental pragmatic decision as they saw the campaign slipping away from them. >> we've seen this befor
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
strategies, just call it liars. >> don't pay attention to that behind the curtain. >> romney, ryan, 2012. yay! >> well, democrats woke up this morning with their hair on fire think what the hell is going on? why? because they saw polls like this. now, romney with the lead, 49-47 of likely voters in a glial lineup poll. things have swung dramatically. last night i told you colorado and ohio are still comfortably in president obama's camp and if they are nothing to worry about. new poll out, american research group, colorado, romney up by four. oops! >> ohio, as how goes the country goes? oh no! 48-47 romney in the lead in ohio at least according to american research group. all right, well, now conservatives have gotten so confident and cocky, they're calling the election. >> the reason i think it's over of course, i thought it was over last week and the week before. romney's going to win. part of the evidence is this was the most watched debate since 1980 when reagan ran against carter and there was only one debate that year. what happened that year? that was the first time in the last 100 yea
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
with you guys incidentally. we have had a blast here. but i remember when paul ryan made his speech that night, while the speech was still going on, we were watching the tweets come up pointing out that he had blatantly misrepresented one of the key stories that he told. and i'll tell you, i think that his inability to really give any kind of boost to the romney/ryan ticket has been shaped as much as anything else by the fact that he did a belly flop in that speech because the social media picked him up on it right away before the speech was even over. >> jennifer: it's an interesting thing. maybe the main stream media will be influenced by the twitter stream more than the reverse. >> cenk: we have got to take a quick break, when we come back john has an interesting question. what is the question we would ask of the debaters. >> cenk: we're back on current's politically direct coverage of the first presidential debate. it's coming up in just a little bit. going to be a lot of fun. john fugelsang has a question for all of us. >> john: as long as we're all celebrating
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
approach the vice presidential debate paul ryan viewed it as a great triumph. but the fiscal cliff is more than that, it is the expiration of all of the bush tax cuts from 2001 and 2003. and thank colludes the r&d credit, and the expiration of the payroll tax cut which has cut money in the pockets of most working americans, and also the dot fix, which means that we will get a dramatic cut in doctor's pay and havoc in medicare, and potentially, we'll end up with another debt limit being reached, and potentially another crisis there. so a hang over you are right, would be the least of it for a president. if all of those things expire in a weak economy you are talk about deep budget cuts and tax increases at a pretty difficult time. >> jennifer: you are a great watcher of congress and you know human behavior and when they approach go over a cliff, it is not going to stay there. but i want to talk about what john boehner said . . . so do you think that baner is bluffing? >> you talk about human behavior, and that includes individual not always strong humans lik
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
is entitled simply "paul ryan is a little bitch." >> isn't that wonderful edsy. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: you wrote paul ryan appeared on fox, quote, unquote, news ryan was there because at in point in the election cycle, romney's job is to be the little bitch. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he's true. he is a little high pitched already, isn't he? >> he is. and that's what is going to be fun. i hope they release the biden on on thursday night. just tell him, you know what joe, just take this punk down. >> stephanie: yeah. >> that would be beautiful. the delicate work that biden did on sarah palin back in 2008 was beautiful. he was like some kind of master with a razor, and so -- but he doesn't -- then there was the fear of saying something that could be interpreted as sexist or something like that. >> stephanie: right. >> now just punch him in the crotch repeatedly. make him pee blood we'll say rear toicly. >> stephanie: rudeness. thank you, honey. we'll see you after the vice president debate. [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: corey in minnesota, you are on the "stepha
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
be a preturning point. pre47 remark, prepancake pre-paul ryan saying no, it's not 47%. it's 30% of americans don't want to work and are lazy. and glom off of everybody. which, by the way, would be freeloaders -- everybody on unemployment plus 20%. so to be real clear about that. downplaying this now in the last week it's been -- if mitt doesn't deliver this is it. this is not a guy who -- can hand that will kind of pressure. >> stephanie: fortunately, he's such a natural. he's so authentic in every situation. and his wife said he's going to lose it. >> ann, how do you feel? >> stephanie: i think everything will be fine. >> i worry about his mental state. >> stephanie: he may just lose his [ bleep ] that happens a lot. >> maybe it was him that crapped on the roof of the car. i've tried to figure this out. i can't get the dog. >> magic underwear is not so magic anymore. >> in all honesty like apparently there was this report that came out during the big bain board meetings, he would have a flop sweat problem. >>
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
] >> stephanie: exactly. exactly. >> caller: i think that's what they are doing. every time you see ryan up there, and he said smart people aren't going to vote for them. i think he has got it. >> stephanie: exactly. do you do that too? i find myself at home just pre-emptively yelling it's bull [ censor bleep ]. it helps you get through watching a romney sound bite. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mitt romney struggles to sharpen message. no, we have got it. we don't want it. >> that knife is pretty dull. >> stephanie: the electoral butter knife. >> it's a spork. >> stephanie: mitt romney's campaign is a kentucky fried chicken spork. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: these stories with one after another of the romney camp in disarray. the campaign vowed to deliver a sharper, bigger message. >> big and sharp with a spork. >> stephanie: yes, it's coming now. >> wait for it. here it comes. here it comes, the sharp -- big sharp thing. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the gop nominee trying to move beyond an erratic campaign streak. he has been taking
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
reimbursement than really they should be, but though other part beyond that is that paul ryan included all of these cuts and really savings on the beneficiary side in his budget. mitt romney said he would of course support the ryan budget. now he is saying that is not my budget, that is his budget but he would sign it if it came to his desk. but the point is to criticize cuts that your running mate, the person you think is best qualified to step in for you, also endorsed along with the bulk of the republican conference, you know is a little bit disenagainous. >> bill: on the issue of tax cuts it is $4.8 trillion but he said it is not going to add to the deficit, because he will offset that loss in revenue by closing tax loopholes. he hasn't identified which loopholes he would close or which programs he would cut other than pbs. >> right. >> bill: big bird. here we go right. substantial savings? >> well of course not. as we know it's actually less than .01 of 1%. and it's funny how these debates shake out. i think if you look at the polls, mitt romney at least in the i
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
was originally presented by congressman ryan your running mate is that we would give a voucher to seniors, and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher wouldn't necessarily keep up with health care inflation it was estimated that this would cost the average senior about $6,000 a year. now, in fairness what governor romney has now said is he'll maintain traditional medicare alongside of it. but what happens is those insurance companies are pretty clever at figuring out who are the younger and healthier seniors, they recruit them and every health care economist who looks at it says over time what happen will happen is the traditional medicare system will collapse. and then you have folks like my grandmother at the mercy of the private insurance system when they are most in need of decent health care. so i don't think vouchers are the right way to go. this is not only my opinion, arp thinks the sayings we obtained from medicare bolstered the system lengthened the medicare trust fund by ei
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
paul ryan as his vice presidential candidate. he said that he knew it had come down to an economic choice. again, i don't think that undecided voters at home are sitting there scoring the number of punches that candidates land. they wanted to hear clear credible plans. that's what the president was focused on and will outline the choice in the days ahead. >> jennifer: which is great to hear. in fact, there was some news from democracy corps who did some focus grouping and for our viewers, undecided voters and those who were loosely affiliated, nobody switched to go to romney. >> that's right. the cnn panel was split exactly. >> jennifer: exactly. let's listen to a sound byte from the president on the stump in denver today. >> obama: when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [ laughter ] but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to pay for the wealthy.
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
and mitt romney and paul ryan are on "dancing with the stars." >> paul ryan would be great on "dancing with the stars." >> jamal: chris rock said there is nothing better about being in america than putting money in swiss bank accounts. we have been talk a little bit here at the "bill press show," you can call us at 866-55-press 866-557-7377 -- you can call us we have been talk about one issue which is john sununu calling barack obama lazy and that he needed to learn how to be an american. governor jan brewer wagger her finger in his face joe wilson yelling out you lie in a joint session of congress. are people treating barack obama different as president, you can fill in the blank why, or is this just the way modern politics are. i would love to hear from somebody who thinks that this is just the way politics are. so if that call comes in peter let's move that call to the front. but first donald from new orleans, louisiana. good morning. >> caller: yes i want to just endorse that the office of the president is just as important as any other office. i have been to s
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
for years, and that paul ryan has voted for. >> stephanie: yeah. >> i hope in the next debate that if -- i mean certainly governor romney does not intend to bring this up. i thought what was lacking last night is a discussion about women's health care. >> stephanie: exactly. you talked about the women's vote in colorado. colorado in againal important for the election how are things looking right now? >> colorado is a swing state. for about six months it has been a one to two point advantage for the president. couple of weeks ago the president went up to three points ahead, and then just yesterday i heard there was a five-point poll, the president ahead of the governor. so i think -- like every place, the president is making steady progress here. he is here again this morning with another rally, and i expect we're going to be seeing a lot more of this. it really is kind of ground zero here. >> stephanie: absolutely. representative diana degette, good to talk to you. thank you so much. >> thank you. take care. >> stephanie: i love her. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i'm just sayi
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